So … I sort of was on an unexpected hiatus of sorts. Sorry about that.
I didn’t mean to just check out like that, but I kind of was in a funk pretty much all of October and I just needed a break. From like everything. I quit posting on both this blog and my FB Biz Page because I was just kind of burnt out.
Anyways. I’m back. I’m here. I’ve sort of moved past my funky, cloudiness and am present again.
Lord willing, November will be a much better month.
All this to say, here are 5 things that are going on with me:
1 ON THE BIZ FRONT - Honestly, I’ve been really overwhelmed because I’ve been working on actual targeted marketing efforts. This includes setting up on email blasts, researching printers, designing promo mailers, working on the biggest Excel sheet ever of target clients, and figuring out how in the world we’ll be reaching out to ad agencies and magazine editors.
It’s a big mountain to climb but it’s worth it if we start getting bigger, better jobs. That’s the goal.
I can’t wait to get things going though. It’s going to be awesome.
Other big goals on the horizon - complete overhaul of the website (something a bit more SEO friendly) and looking into studio space (I think I may have found one, just need to make sure I have room in the budget for it).
2 SOMETIMES I JUST GOTTA BAKE - October was just super overwhelming for me. There was just a lot going on and I couldn’t deal with it at times. So instead, I would bake.
It’s just nice to make something with your hands. For me, there’s something therapeutic about baking - I don’t necessarily want to eat whatever I baked but there’s this slight satisfaction with making something from scratch.
I really wish I had a bakery or coffee shop that I could drop these off at. That would be ideal.
Also, I wish I still had my pastry chef jackets. I don’t know what happened to them. Someone buy me one.
3 SPEAKING OF CULINARY GOODNESS - I’m on a HUGE cooking show kick. Like for serious.
Ever since we got Hulu hooked up on our BluRay player, I’ve been eating up the MasterChef and Top Chef episodes. I just looooove it.
And I cannot wait for season 2 of MasterChef Junior. Those kids are what shamed me into learning how to cook this year. Seriously … 8 year olds who’d school you in the kitchen.
You know what else is amazing? The movie Chef. I mean, that grilled cheese!
I just really appreciate good food photography and art direction.
4 FRIEND FUNK - A while back I talked about how I had a semi falling out with a great friend that really wrecked me. Like I was pretty distraught over what happened then. We’re cool now … it just was a really hard thing to get through.
Well, these last couple months was like deja vu or something. I had two hiccups with two separate friends that sort of destroyed me for a while. It’s all cool now, I was just really confused then. I mean, not knowing where you are with friends just jacks you up sometimes.
It’s just so weird how that affected me so much.
Thank God for reconciliation. And communication. And grace.
It’s all good now. Praise God.
On a side note, lots of other friend circles are great. Clementine (the brunch spot that’s featured below) was the home to some great meetups recently. One with my core from Reality LA. Another with a random girl from ORU who lives in LA. I’ve never met her before but I found her on LinkedIn, of all places. Apparently we were at ORU at the same time, just didn’t cross paths at all. So weird! We talked all morning about life and how we ended up in LA. It was kind of awesome.
Apparently there’s more ORU people out here … too bad LA is so spread out. I’d totally love to hang out with more alumni.
5 HEAD IN THE CLOUDS - You guys, this subtitle is two-fold. That’s how witty I am with words. Not really.
- my vision was totally cloudy - last month I lived in quite a fog, and in most cases I just didn’t want to do anything at all. That’s what happens when I get in a funk. Which honestly hasn’t happened in a long time. But I think it was just a culmination of everything I’ve mentioned - work overload, friend sitch, and well there was a death in the family too. That last one really hit hard. I’m sad that I couldn’t go home for the funeral.
- and I really need to get out of town (travel = flying = soaring above the clouds. boom!) - I’m at that critical point where I have to get out of town or my head will explode. I technically still have a few passes to blow before the end of the year, but flying really takes so much out of me sometimes. I’ve thought about doing some local day trips to like San Diego or Santa Barbara. So we’ll see what happens.
So yeah. Hopefully this fog will let up. I really need it to.